University at Albany

Excellence in Teaching

Each year, the University at Albany honors special members of its community with Excellence Awards denoting exceptional contributions to the life of the campus. Four faculty members received this tribute in 1996 for Excellence in Teaching.

Louisa SlowiaczekLouisa SlowiaczekPsychology

Since joining the faculty of the Department of Psychology in 1989, Louisa M. Slowiaczek has taught 18 courses, supervised 25 undergraduate students in independent study, and been advisor for five doctoral candidates. She has consistently taught at all degree levels and participated in the development of two new undergraduate courses. Students perceive Slowiaczek to be an outstanding teacher in all respects, possibly because of and not despite the demanding quality of her courses. She is committed to a student's education, personal excellence and future success. She varies the pace of the classroom, moderating when students are slow to grasp, pushing them harder when she senses them on the verge of discovery. Enormously generous with her time, Slowiaczek's regular meetings with independent study students to discuss conceptual aspects of their research resulted in members of Psy Chi, the national honor society in psychology, presenting her with an award for fostering excellence in student research. An expert in psycholinguistics, her own projects and publications grow yearly, including an important research paper published in the American Journal of Psychology.

Excellence in Teaching

John W. Delano Helmut V. B. Hirsch Linda Pershing Louisa Slowiaczek
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Women's Studies
Louisa Slowiaczek

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